The Football


This is such an easy card to make for anyone who has an interest in football (or soccer as you American readers like to call it – yes I’ve had some views all the way from the USA, how exciting!).  This particular card acquiesces one of three card requests made by my Dad a few days ago. Now, I suppose I should have told my Dad to find inspiration from this blog and make the three cards himself. However, he’s poorly so I took pity on him. This card is for my uncle, whose birthday it is on Sunday. And if anyone was wondering, he supports Sunderland FC, as indeed do I, although I do my supporting in a somewhat casual manner.


– Sheet of brightly coloured card, or a pre-folded plain square card

– Square envelope

– Sheet of white card

– Circular object or compass

– Pencil

– Black crayon

– Scissors

– Ruler

– Prittstick or other adhesive


1. If you’re not using a pre-folded square card, you need to cut out a rectangle from your sheet of brightly coloured card that is twice as long as it is wide, so that when folded in half it is a square shape. Use you ruler, pencil and scissors to do this.

2. Take the white card and draw a circle whose diameter is about a centimetre less than the height of the card. Draw a football design onto the circle using a pencil – it doesn’t have to be perfect! I used the image below for inspiration. Use a pencil for shading and a black crayon to fill in the pentagon shapes. If pushed for time, print out a picture of a football and use this instead.

                                        Source: Agents 4 Change 

3. Cut out the football and stick it onto the front of the folded card. You could also ‘sign’ the football with the receiver’s name for a personal touch.

And that’s all there is to it. Write a message inside and send to your football-crazy friend!

Occasions suited to – football fan’s birthday, invitations to a party

Time to make – 30-45 minutes

Cost – less than £1, much less if using card from a multi-pack

2 Responses to “The Football”
  1. Cracking card for a Sunderland supporter!

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